Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sassy Scrappers August Challenge

Just scraping in by the skin of my teeth is my entry for the August sketch at Sassy Scrappers.
Here is the sketch : 

And here is my take on it : 

 I am in love with the Viva Decor Ferro texture paint at the moment. I had bought some a couple of weeks back and then at the Masters Technique Classes I went to last week, we got a bottle with Beck Beatties Class. I think this is the 2nd or 3rd layout I have used it on this week.

Here are a few close ups:

This one shows the Ferro Texture Paint.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Berry71bleu August Challenge

Yay, I have finally managed to create a scrap page this month that WASN'T for a DT assignment. It has been a crazy month with birthdays, anniversaries, Pink concert and various other appointments so I haven't had much time to scrap. However, I really wanted to do the challenge over at Berry71bleu which was to use textiles on your project and they have a great prize from Faber Castell on offer.

So here is my take. I have a thing at the moment for blue and brown flowers together. I think this is my 3rd recent layout featuring them. I think I've finally got it out of my system and am pleased the way this layout has turned out. My main textile was hessian, which I layered under my band of flowers, and under the journal strips and under the flowers on the top. I also used felt to create some roses. The blue Manor House flowers are also made from fabric.

And here are some close ups. 

Don't know if I'll get to do any more challenges this month or whether I should spend my time getting ahead with next months DT work. Difficult decision.

Judith xx

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Introducing new flowers at FWAB

Flourish with a Bling have just released some new flowers this week - 

MADDISON flowers - This pack of 3 chiffon style fabric flowers come in 6 fabulous colours - chocolate, black, white, soft pink, baby blue and lilac. They measure approximately 6cm in diameter and have a lovely layered pearl drop button in the centre. 

ELISE flowers - This pack of 4 satin style fabric flowers come in 5 fabulous colours - black, white, cream, pink and burnt orange. They measure approximately 5cm in diameter and have a lovely flower shaped clear rhinestone button in the centre. 

They are both  very reasonably priced and if you can't get them from your local scrapbooking shop they are available in the FWAB store at only $3 per pack.

I was have been lucky enough to have a play with them and here is a layout I created especially to showcase the flowers. I'm loving the brown, blue, cream/white colour palette at the moment.

I have used both Maddison and Elise flowers here and added someFWAB  Chloe Flourish in baby blue to finish off the layout.

Here are some close ups so you can see the texture of them a bit better. 

So what are you waiting for go get some flowers!!

Judith xx

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why so sad? FWAB layout

 Today I have a layout to share with you that recently appeared on the FWAB blog. We recently scanned in all the photographs of our son during his first year. It was wonderful rediscovering his photos and this one really caught my eye – the look on his face. It was on our first holiday as a family to Hobart when he was about 8 months old. He was a really busy boy and I can only imagine he was fed up of being in the stroller. We spent a lot of that holiday in the baby and parent room in Myers so that he could move around! I kept the layout fairly simple as I wanted to concentrate on the photo.
However, I just couldn’t go past adding the beautiful FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in blue.  I cut it up to make it go further. You see you can add bling to a boy page! I also added a few pearls from the FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack – Red as extra highlights. 
Here are a few close ups of the Chloe Flourish.

I hope this has inspired you to add bling to your next boy page.
Until next time.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Yummy Scrap #15 Colour Palette Challenge July 2013

I've always wanted to join in with this challenge over at ScrapFriends but time always gets away from me. However, this month I simply loved the colours and had to give it a go.

This layout is of my daughter on our holiday to Queensland a couple of years ago.

A few close ups. Here I have used a pale pink flower, a pink corduroy button, 2 crocheted doilies and some light pink and white twine.

Here I have used a pale pink spotty button and some grey polka dot washi tape

  And another close up of my cluster.

All for now


Saturday, August 10, 2013

New page up at FWAB

I have a new page up on the FWAB blog today. Check it out here.

In the mean time here's a sneak peek.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Scrap Your Story Challenge #22

Hi, just sharing a layout I did over the weekend for the Scrap Your Story which was to use arrows on your layout. I have included lots of arrows on mine - texture paste arrows and some wood veneer arrows from WOW and Studio Calico.
  This is my two kids posing nicely for the camera with Eleanor having her arm around here brother. Not a very common occurrence, especially as they have got older!

I wanted to go with the blue and brown colours of the photo so gathered together a large range of embellishments in those colours. I used quite a lot of Purple Pumpkin embellishments, along with some Prima flowers and rhinestone swirls, a Manor House flower, and some flowers from Dlish Scraps, some sequins and some muslin.

Here are some close ups of the embellishments. 
Here you can see a XL kraft and white fabric button, a mini wooden heart button, a small hedgehog fabric button and  a small blue crochet flower, a blue Prima flower in the middle.

I used a blue felt and lace flower, and another kraft coloured fabric button.

Finally, another picture of the kraft fabric buttons, Manor House flowers and Dlish flowers with 2 crocheted doilies peaking out.


Until next time

Judith xx

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Consentino with FWAB

Good morning and so begins a hectic month of celebrations. Today is our 20th Wedding anniversary. Not much planned. Maybe morning tea out in Daylesford.
Today I'm sharing a post that went up on the FWAB blog last weekend.
 Sometimes I like to do something a bit different, something simple yet bold. Three of my favourite colours to achieve this are red, black and white.
My daughter is a big fan of Cosentino, so when he announced some shows in Melbourne my daughter pestered me to get tickets. We went to see him at the end of June at The Palms, at Crown Casino. The show was pretty impressive and my daughter certainly enjoyed it.
I created my simple layout by using white cardstock and placing washi tape around the edges. I thought the card suits worked well as Cosentino does lots of card tricks. I matted the photos on black cardstock.
 I layered the FWAB Jessie Flourish – Black and the FWAB Jessie Flourish – Cherry Red underneath the photos.
And I used another two of the smaller pieces that comes with the flourishes to create a corner embellishment.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

FWAB August Challenge

A new month means another new challenge at Flourish With A Bling.
This month, we have a lovely quote to inspire you.

The requirements are:
1. Use the quote provided for inspiration: “It’s the little things that make life wonderful”
2. Use at least one Flourish With A Bling Item
3. Have fun with it!!

Check out the blog post to see the wonderful creations of some of the DT girls.
I can’t wait to see what projects you all create using this quote!! Upload your creations into the DT Chloe Nielsen Quote challenge
August 2013 folder in the FWAB Gallery by midnight 31st August 2013 and you could win a fabulous FWAB prize pack.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Purple Pumpkin August Sketch Challenge

New month, new sketch, new inspiration !!!
Here is the new sketch by Debbie Burns !!!

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used a brown vinyl heart, 2 flair buttons - read mixed, an orange tulle flower and a green yo yo flower.

You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 31st of August 2013. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prizes!
$25 & 15$ to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw. Winner gets to Guest Design in a future month - once they have received their Purple Pumpkin product of course!

Please check out our RULES:

*This is an international blog so anyone in the world can enter.
*You may combine challenges as long as you follow our sketch (only and not other similar to ours) with a link back to our blog and a picture of the sketch.

* No digital projects are accepted.

* The winner will be chosen by our design team after voting and can be the guest designer for next month. There will also be a second random winner!!!

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